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2019.10.09 12:00

Nausėda to meet Ukrainian troops undergoing treatment in Lithuania

Ramūnas Jakubauskas, BNS2019.10.09 12:00

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will on Wednesday meet with Ukrainian troops undergoing treatment in Lithuania as well as members of a delegation from Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region.

The goal of the visit of the Dnipropetrovsk delegation is to get acquainted with Lithuania's experience in establishing centers of psychological-social rehabilitation and also discuss other plans of bilateral cooperation, Antanas Bubnelis, spokesman for the Lithuanian president, said.

"Dnipropetrovsk region and the city of Dnipro have very good cooperation ties with Lithuania, as Lithuania accepts 50 troops for rehabilitation every year," he said. "[The country's] education establishments [host] orphan children and those affected [by the conflict] for education in Lithuania, and higher schools [in Ukraine] cooperate with Lithuania's higher schools," Bubnelis said.

A Lithuanian community is also active in Dnipropetrvosk region, he added.

Lithuania launched a rehabilitation programme for Ukrainian troops and their family members in 2014 and has since provided treatment to over 260 Ukrainian troops. Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense allocates up to 58,000 euros for the programme every year.